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Shun the Frumious Banjitar
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Author:  paulrace [ Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Shun the Frumious Banjitar

I was recently asked to contribute information about 6-string banjos to a newsletter. Then I discovered that the name of the article was going to include the word "banjitar," a derogatory term used to make fun of guitar players who swallow the marketing hype that 6-string banjos will turn them into "real banjo players" instantly. Even if that were true, which it's not, such thinking betrays ignorance about the 6-string banjo's origins or its long history as a Jazz instrument both in the United States and in Europe.

So I blogged about it. Plus I made a little sort of cartoon (below). ... -banjitar/

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Author:  paulrace [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shun the Frumious Banjitar

The article that spurred the “Banjitar” Blog is now published here:

One of the photos isn’t properly explained, but I gave the editor such a hard time I think I’ll let it go. :-)

Author:  paulrace [ Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shun the Frumious Banjitar

Also, Jamie Latty, a Deering marketing director added his take here: ... eal-banjo/

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